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Alta Ski Resort

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Alta features some of North Americas best skiing conditions. In our test we do not really consider snowfall and snow conditions but it’s definitely a plus factor that the super steep slopes at Alta...
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last update on Mar 15, 2020
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Mountain Stats

Elevation8530 ft - 10551 ft
Opening DayNov 23, 2019
Closing DayMar 14, 2020
Capacity 13340 Persons/Hr.

Lift Ticket Prices

1 day adult $110
1 day child $57
All rates & fees


Total 6
Hours9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Skiable Terrain

Green Circle
Blue Squared
Black Diamond
Double Diamond
Overall Slope Area 2199 acres
Number of Slopes 119

Interesting facts

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  • Offering 2199 acres of slopes and terrain, Alta is among the 5 largest Ski Resorts in Utah.
  • Alta is among the 5 best rated Ski Resorts in Utah.
  • It is among the 5 most family-friendly ski Resorts in Utah.
  • Elevated between 8530 ft and 10551 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 3 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Utah. The vertical drop from summit to base is 2021 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in the USA is 1184 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
  • Season starts on Nov 23 and ends on Mar 14 (112 days). Average season duration in the USA is 112 days.
  • During the season (from Nov 23 till Mar 14) the average snow depth at Alta is 93 ". Snow coverage is usually best during April, offering an average base depth of 122 ".
  • Alta features 54 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in the USA is 46 sunny days. February is the sunniest month with an average of 19 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 5 sunniest in Utah.

The Ski Resort

Come and visit one of the best ski resorts in the USA. Alta is located at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon which is only 25 miles from Salt Lake City. It only takes you 45 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport to this wonderful resort. Alta offers 890 hectares of ski fun. It is a skiing only resort,  snowboarding is not allowed.

Besides trails for all levels of ability there is also a 5km groomed Nordic track. The Alta Ski Shop offers classic, skate, telemark and snowshoe rentals. If you want to learn skiing you can visit the Alf Engen Ski School where an experienced team will introduce you to the sport of skiing. Besides kids classes it also offers classes for adults. A special offer are the telemark workshops which are perfect if you want to try something new. Furthermore, there is the Junior Explorers Program. Children from 5 to 7 can participate in this progam that stretches across 7 weeks. On 7 Saturdays or Sundays your child will become a skilled skier. If you´re an adventurous type you can try the guided off trail skiing tour in the Grizzly Gulch Bowl. During your ride you will drop 2740 metres. Snowboarders are also welcome to join in.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

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Must-Ski Runs

Longest Runs

Length: 2.5 miles
Vertical Drop: 2017.7 ft


Nightskiing possible


Alta Ski Area
UT 84092
+1 801 359 1078
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